Affording student life
Sometimes, student loans aren’t enough to cover your expenses. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can live within your means.
1. Increase your income
If you’ve got time, getting a part-time job might be a good idea. For a few hours a week, or even outside of your term time, you could make a significant difference to your budget.
2. Reduce your spending
Take a look at your expenses. Are there any areas you could cut down? Fewer nights out could save you a lot more than you realise. Swapping branded groceries for supermarket own brands could also make a difference.
3. Speak to an adviser
If you’re in doubt, there’s usually a financial adviser on campus to talk you through any concerns or questions you might have. In most cases, they can help you plan and manage your budget.